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Eenvoud in de 90′s


Thursday, January 19, 2012

‘Holland in vorm’ geeft je een overzichtelijk beeld van Dutch Industrial Design uit de jaren 90; de periode dat Dutch design vanuit het niets, alom werd geroemd. Dutch design werd een begrip maar bleef, en is nog altijd, moeilijk te ontleden. Want, wat maakt een Dutch design nou zo Hollands? Misschien resulteert een kijkje in de keuken van de meest opvallende en succesvolle Hollandse designers tot antwoord.

Hella Jongerius startte in 1993 haar studio Jongeriuslab, waar zij zowel in eigen beheer als in opdracht van nationale en internationale bedrijven, producten ontwerpt. In de bewuste jaren 90 introduceert Jongerius ambachtelijke imperfecties en individualiteit in productiemethodes. Marcel Wanders brak door in 1996 met zijn Knotted Chair, een stoel van versterkt touw die hij (in samenwerking met de Technische Universiteit Delft) voor Droog Design ontwierp. Droog Design streeft hierin naar werk waarin het concept belangrijker is dan de vormgeving. De producten die hierbij gebruikt worden liggen niet voor de hand, zodat dit gezamenlijk een Hollandse nuchterheid kan uitstralen. En Piet Hein Eek die in een tijd van overdaad, koos voor simpele materialen en een sobere vormgeving zoals zijn boekenkast van sloophout.

Holland in vorm laat moeiteloos zien wat Dutch design nu zou uniek maakt. Uniek blijkt het Nederlandse ontwerpproces. Het delen door middel van ideeën, technologie en materialen, geeft Nederlands ontwerp zijn uiterlijke samenhang. Een uiterlijke samenhang die vaak bestaat uit eenvoud met een grappige twist.

Holland in vorm laat zien dat Dutch design de wereld heeft veroverd.

 

this post is part of he subjective library project "Unopened Book"
the book can be found at the Rietveld library : catalog no : 772.9-cat-25

Did you see ExperimentaDesign 2008


Monday, November 24, 2008

ExperimentaDesign posters by KesselsKramer

Did you see the ExperimentaDesign posters by KesselsKramer ! How long did it take you to find out what was going on? It was only after missing all the opening events, at which a score of great designers and artists like (Cyril Duval, Anthony Dunne, Ron Arad, Ian Anderson, Graffiti Research Lab, Mark Jenkins, Rem Koolhaas, Álvaro Siza Vieira) did their presentations, that we realized that something special was going on.
ExperimentaDesign Amsterdam 2008 opened its “Lounging Space” and Droog Event 2 “Urban Play” curated by Scott Burnham, behind the empty SMCS building, in these lost spaces “under the bridge”. “Come To My Place”, “Sunday Adventure Club” and parallel events like “Red Light Design” were all part of it.
At a cold and rainy Saturday afternoon, 6 weeks later, a small group of intimi braved the bad weather and enjoyed some inspiring presentations of an other select group of invited participants among whom, Kamiel Klaasse (NL Architects), Scott Burnham (curator Urban Play), Renny Ramakers (Droog Design) and Ji Lee (New York graphic designer).

It is all over by now. But do not worry Rietveld’s A group Foundation students did go out there to capture most of the events for you.

B group /encounters with the autonomy of design


Monday, March 24, 2008

When two exhibitions present a clear insight in the autonomy of modern designing, DesignResearch has to examen what it is all about and who is involved.
This occasion was presented by the “Joyride Expo” organized by Platform 21 and “At Random: Networks and Crossovers” curated by the Paviljoens Almere.

frank tjepkemaX-XL chair at Joyride
(l>r: at studio Tjep > cuddling the XXL-chair > visiting JoyRide Expo)

The participation of the Dutch product- and interactive design avant garde presented an unique opportunity to experience the freedom in which design concepts can be developped. This became clear at the opening event of the Joyride Expo, when designers transformed remote control toycars into their ultimate joyride dream

skycatcher at random reader
(l>r: Skycatcher by Maurer & Puckey > Expo & Reader designed by Lust)

When visiting Almere (only a 20 minute train-ride), Luna Maurer presented insights into the philosophy behind here work “Graybloc“. One of her other works “Floor design” –an ongoing and ongrowing work in progress– covers the floors with mappings of the organisations consultative structure, as such visualizing the Paviljoen’s network. We could be present to witness her weekly upgrade.
Studio >Tjep< was visited in a later stage as part of a students investigations. We enjoyed an informal presentation of some projectbooks, focussing on his proposal for the restyling of the IKEA restaurant.

Soap Box ResearchBertjan Pot Research part1

Research material was edited down to A4 sized guided tours into selected subjects. All subjects presented in this list are also available as hard copy research prints at the ResearchFolders at the Rietveld library.

Related to Joyride the investigation focussed on the following subjects and people: Bertjan Pot (furniture design), Strange Attractors (interactive design), Marijn van der Poll (product design), Moniek van Heist (fashion design), Dinie Besems, Pieke Bergmans (product design), Frank Tjepkema /Tjep (interior/product design) the general subjects of >Concept Cars<, >Soapbox Racing<, “Craddle to Craddle” McDounough/Braungart (industrial design) the Nature Design exhibit in Zürich and its publication by Lars Müller, Droog Design, Bruce Mau’s “massive change” (communication design) and as added subjects Sophie Krier (Design Lab) and the artist Panamarenko.

related to the ongoing At Random: Networks and Crossovers exhibit, the investigation focussed on: Jeanne van Heeswijk (artist), Lust (graphic design), Nathalie Bruys (geluidskunstenaar), Luna Maurer (interaction design), the At Random reader by Lust design, and the related subjects SKOR and OPEN magazine #13


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